Dental Implants, Bone Grafts, and Dr. Sam Saved This Smile

325_a 325_b This patient suffered damage to his two front teeth in a skating accident several years ago. As shown (left) over time, the gums became severely infected and the area had extensive bone loss. Dr. Sam extracted the two incisors, performed a block graft and then a particulate bone graft to form the foundation for new dental implants. After extraction of the teeth Dr. Sam created a clear retainer-type appliance which held two teeth in the gap caused by the extraction. This meant that the patient’s smile remained intact throughout the bone graft healing period; it was not apparent to anyone that he had undergone dental surgery, and, that there was actually a wide gap in his smile. After healing, Dr. Sam placed two dental implants to replace the missing front teeth. With his dental implants in place and their new, properly leveled crowns, the patient has a healthy, aesthetic new smile!

Dental Implants Hold Implant Dentures Securely

813_after813_beforeThis patient had severe periodontal disease and numerous missing teeth. He looked and felt old and tired, suffering daily from painful teeth. Dr. Sam performed a full smile makeover! He removed all the remaining teeth, contoured the top and bottom ridges, and placed four dental implants on the top and 2 on the bottom. The patient was fitted with custom dentures that are held in place by the dental implants. The patient looks 30 years younger, eats whatever he wants, and can’t stop smiling!